Covid-19: The Union

Part of Wales – in the House of Commons at 11:34 am on 22nd April 2020.

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Photo of Alun Cairns Alun Cairns Conservative, Vale of Glamorgan 11:34 am, 22nd April 2020

There is no doubt that the strength of the Union has enabled the Government to support extraordinary levels of funding for the NHS, businesses, charities, families and so many others in so many ways that few nations across the globe could manage. When a common approach has been used across our Union, we have seen efficient delivery—business rates support is one obvious example. However, when it comes to notifying the most vulnerable shielded constituents in Vale of Glamorgan about gaining access to supermarkets, it has been much more difficult, so will my right hon. Friend encourage the Welsh Government to follow a united model, rather than complicate matters needlessly?